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A Respectable Life (1979)

Ett anständigt liv (original title)
A decade has gone by and the spirit of the preceding film, , has disappeared... See full synopsis »

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Complete credited cast:
Kenneth 'Kenta' Gustafsson
Gustav 'Stoffe' Svensson
Eva Blondin
Patric Gustafsson
Majken Gustafsson
Lena Löfgren ...
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Jan Löfgren ...
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Elisabeth 'Bettan' Backe
Kenneth 'Kenta' Bergqvist
Sven-Åke 'Skåning' Dyhlen
Helena Höglund
Jan 'Jajje' Klingryd
Bo 'Bosse' Landegren
Erik 'Jerka' Rosen
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A decade has gone by and the spirit of the preceding film, , has disappeared... See full synopsis »

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En fristående fortsättning på "Dom kallar oss mods", del 2 i en planerad trilogi. See more »

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A Respectable Life  »

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Tillbaka till livet
by 'Kenta' & Eva Gustafsson
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Could possibly be the most frightening film of all times!!!
19 November 2001 | by (sweden) – See all my reviews

This anti-drug film is the second in the "Mods trilogy" the first is "They call us Mods".It´s the same persons as in the first film: The very young people has now grown up but now they take drugs and many of them dies.Kenta and Stoffe(they meet one time in the film and plays bowling) is no longer best friends.Stoffe dies in this film because of drugs.The last film in the trilogy is about Kenta´s and Stoffe´s children.

It´s really a unique Documentary and I think that you should show this films in schools.The music is also fantastic.Could possibly be the most frightening film of all times,it left me speechless.

*****/*****


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